PS4 sells 2.1 million consoles worldwide according to Sony

Lots of PlayStations.

Just last Friday, the PlayStation 4 launched across Europe, Latin America, and Australia, but Sony announced that the console has already sold over 2.1 million units worldwide.

In a press release, Sony stated that the number represents consoles "sold through," meaning the amount sold directly to consumers and not retailers. Sales in Europe and Australia so far account for 700,000 units.

The total number of units sold is perhaps unsurprising after reports of Sony outselling the Xbox One during the 48-hour period after its European launch (and running into a few network issues).

Sony president and group CEO Andrew House writes, "Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support."

The PlayStation 4 will continue to release in more countries throughout December until hitting Japan on February 22, 2014.

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Discussion

498 comments
andrew_schelb
andrew_schelb

last i checked xbox one is right on their tail if not ahead by now. so much for the inferior brand theory huh? lol

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

2.1 million well informed consumers. There is hope after all.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

sony deserve it, they clearly made the best console ever. I mean it is practically the same as a pc, but with a better os dedicated for gaming for more optimal performance, easy to repair yourself, easy to develop for, a lot of indie support with the ability for indie developers to self publish their games. they have raised the bar for the console industry, and by the looks of things xbox one and wii u don't stand a chance of making as much money as they did last gen. not to mention to make an equivalent pc to the ps4 it will set you back another £50 (I have looked it up so don't bother trying to argue). sony are actually losing money on each console they sell, because they plan to make their money from the gaming (which means they will be investing a lot more into the quality of their own games). I cannot contain my excitement to what sony is going to be offering us in the near future.

raghav9034
raghav9034

Sony When you will release it in India....

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

Plenty of people are probably still waiting for PS4s to come back to store shelves as well, good to see all the advertising and attention to gamers is paying off for Sony.  Can't wait to find one in stores, hopefully I can get one before Christmas, if not I'll be staring at games with nothing to play them on.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

Way to go Sony Keep selling your crack in a console

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

But, but, consoles are dying!

nurnberg
nurnberg

Has it outsold the Wii U yet?

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Sony will vault past MS Xbox one and Wii U numbers quite easily. 2.1 Million consoles sold is a great beginning. The PS4 is still not even 1 month old. Sony looks to be making their 5 million mark for March 31st 2014. 

9Dguy
9Dguy

Please get more out there. I WANT TO BUY YOUR CONSOLE.
JUST.
LET.
ME.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

Really great start to the generation sales wise. 

Daian
Daian

Just wait until Japan, 1 million in 1-3 days :). Microsoft better optimize the hek out of that thing or else the pattern of multiplatforms running better on PS4 will start to appear and many will switch.

fedetaco
fedetaco

I'm a pS4 proud owner and I have to say Sony has done great. The price, the games for free(resogun, Dc online, warframe), the controller is just amazing, and the operating system runs very smoothly.  The Design is very elegant, and no blod.  I'm patiently waiting for the heavy hitters. I had problems redeeming lego Marvel but I waited for a day and now I have it there in my hdd....

LeviHarris
LeviHarris

I'd love to make it 2,100,001 -- so let's work harder on getting those systems out Sony!  

TylerDurden83
TylerDurden83

And it hasn't even been released in Japan, holy sh*t

g0ldenpr0pet
g0ldenpr0pet

Sony's biggest hurdle right now....keeping up with the demand. Nice place to be in business, and well-deserved, Sony has done a fantastic job with the PS4. PSN needs work tho...

pohman
pohman

buy bf 4 for pc,yes or no or wait? 

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Us and the Australians only managed 700,000 between us? That's pretty weak, but that's probably all that has made it to retailers so far. You must try harder Sony, and strike while the iron is hot. I'd be surprised if they haven't hit 2.5 million by Christmas though.

I'm still flabbergasted that Japan won't be getting (one of) their home-grown consoles until February. I've heard the excuse, but frankly I think it's a weak one.

robertico7
robertico7

1.5 million more to reach nintendo wii u hardware sales.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

With the black friday stock I wouldn't be surprised if the X1 got a sales boost. Its not a knock on the ps4, they were just sold out. Actually not having any PS4s in stock has probably been the X1s best friend. 

Garm31
Garm31

2.1 Million people still don't realize that PC gaming exists. Such a waste of money with such crappy launch titles. Almost every single launch and launch window title is on PC.

G4mBi7
G4mBi7

LOL fanboy. Sony isn't losing any money on the PS4, they are using sub standard pc parts that aren't even on retail sale for consumers because they wouldn't sell. In fact if you to make a PC close to the PS4 or XB1 specs then the PC would cost the same or a little bit more but would also be at least 2x better. I think you need to do a bit more research before you fanboy your mouth off.

mattress805
mattress805

Yes, it's wonderful in here. May luck be with you in getting one.

mattress805
mattress805

I agree. This is coming from someone that was relatively anti-PS3. Sony hit this one out of the ballpark. Fantastic controller, no ads in the user interface, lightning quick, great variety in the genres of the release titles, year of ps plus for 29$. I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

Saromus
Saromus

@pohman Get it for PC if you have a good gaming rig, then I say YES (I have it on PC and it's absolutely amazing). If not, get it for whatever console you have or wait till you get a better PC. 

FkzAz
FkzAz

@pohman I've seen BF4 on PS4 on the Mediamarkt store in a gigantic plasma. And it looked Amazing..my jaw realy droped.

dysonlu
dysonlu

@bunchanumbers 

If there is really a sales boost on Black Friday for X1 then it meant: 1) MS held up some units for Black Friday or 2) people bought more X1 than usual just because it's BF.   Either way, it's not a good thing.   Best is to sell out BF or not.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

So you are saying ppl spent $100 more on a console they didn't want just because the PlayStation was out of stock?

Furwings
Furwings

@Garm31 God I wish you could downvote comments on this site!

DMCx
DMCx

@Garm31 people actually are thinking ahead by buying ps4 they want to try it and get used to it and most people that bought console have pc anyway metal gear solid creator him self said that he is waiting then ps4 will be available in more countries that's why he is not hurry releasing new MGS

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

@Garm31 Your keyword is "almost"

The day I see games like God of War, Uncharted, Last of Us, Infamous being made for the PC, or Naughty Dog and Sony Santa Monica somehow get to making PC games is when I will finally make PC my go-to gaming console.

If most PC games are becoming available on the PS4 like you said, then why SHOULD people pay more money for it when the PS4 will come with the exclusives as well?

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Dude shutup, its a preference. I have a pc for mmos, its nothing special

Furwings
Furwings

@elegantspock Wrong! You meant Japan doesn't really have Xbox gamers. There fixed that for ya :P

Undue_Influence
Undue_Influence

@danbodamnit Have to agree with bunchanumbers. Not sure the wait times in other regions, but in Australia if you did not pre-order you are looking at a wait until approx April next year. With all the hype and advertising aimed at next gen, people who were thinking PS4 may look over at the Xbone and buy it now instead of waiting 5 months. Personally I want PS4, but you start to think some games (Forza) look good and are exclusive, other things I play (FIFA, BF, Assassins etc) are cross platform, can I miss out on unchartered or the PS4 indie scene, or is it worth waiting 5 months? I think PS4 will lose a fair few customers to MS because it is a long wait (and until patched in there is no DLNA available right now), the bone is also a media hub.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@danbodamnit It's probably not as crazy a notion as you'd think. Considering that article from the other day which stated UK retailer CeX was selling on PS4s at nearly 150% of RRP, the XBOne would be the middle-ground for parents desperate to get their children a next-gen console for Christmas.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

@danbodamnit yes. exactly. And the billions of commercials probably didn't hurt their cause either. Besides the people buying them aren't the gamers themselves. 

dobpat
dobpat

@Kristan1711 @Garm31  

@Kristan1711 @Garm31 

These times are long gone, believe me. It is a myth back from the end of the 90s.

Nowadays you could buy a PC like this for example: 500GB Harddisk, an Intel Core i5 of the 4th generation 4xxx. 8 GB RAM and a 250-300€ graphics card.

And with this you will play EVERY PC game during the whole lifetime of the PS4 for example without looking at any hardware requirements at all. And beside of this, the games will look much better and run smoother than the console games.
Last time i have compared harware specs of a retail box of a PC game are very long ago, sometime around Windows 98 times i think, i really cant't remember. And i have a "normal" rig, 8 GB RAM, a intel core i5 1st generation and a GTX570, and even now, i can play every PC game without ever compare and watch hardware requirements.

BF4 running at 1920x1200 with mostly 60 frames(depends on the map) and graphics better than XBox One for example and with a mouse steering and a fov adjustable(for me 100).

These times are over, really, pc gaming has become very simple, and console gaming has become a little more complex, so right now, they are somewhat at the same level in case of "complexity".

There are arguments for consoles of course(and i will buy someday a PS4 probably because of some exclusives like Metal Gear), but forget about the disadvantage of configuring on pc. Its not there anymore if you buy a sensible rig from the start.


Saromus
Saromus

@Kristan1711 @Garm31 If you buy a decent enough gaming rig (i.e. build it your fucking self instead of buying a premade) that shit will last you longer than the consoles are expected to last lol. And performance conscious pc gamers will typically sell their entire rig and build a new one rather than upgrade individual parts (although I can't speak for all performance conscious pc gamers).

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Thought he said the game wasnt ready, nothing about the console.

Garm31
Garm31

@danbodamnit Clearly a typical uneducated console gamer response. The consoles are far too restrictive. They are toys that are played with occasionally.

FkzAz
FkzAz

@Garm31 It was cheaper on the first 2 days, i think it was arround 2 euros.

I regret not buying Max Payne 3 for 4 euros...but i still have hope that it will drop on PS+ on a near future.

Garm31
Garm31

@FkzAz @Garm31 @AzureBonds76 Steam is dirt cheap. Look at their current sale. It embarrasses and puts to shame any console game sale.
 

EDIT: Sale is now over. I got Counterstrike GO earlier for 3.49 Euro. LOL!

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Garm31 Yea I've been eyeing the steambox. Nice that you can dual boot it and everything. Thinking about saving up and getting 1 in the spring.  Mods mods mods mods mods mods mods mods

FkzAz
FkzAz

@Garm31 @AzureBonds76 If paying 5 euros per month on Pc gave me games of the calibre of Metal Gear Rising , Ac3, Uncharted 3 and so on..i guess you wold pay it without even thinking.

The best you got is 10/20 Euros price on Steam Sales on games of this calibre...Do you see why PS+ is such an amazing deal?

Garm31
Garm31

@AzureBonds76 @Garm31 SteamOS and Source 2 is coming early next year. SteamOS should give PC gamers a huge boost in gaming performance. Source 2 games and free online just makes the next gen (LOL!) systems so unattractive.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@FkzAz I hope us in the states get the kind of games the EU did on the PS4. Hell we don't even have an IGN app here yet..

FkzAz
FkzAz

@AzureBonds76 @Garm31 Yep, i can vouch for that. The games colection in  Eu is far superior then the Na Ps+ version. 

After 1 year and half of Ps+ subscription i got a amazing collection off video games! Vanquished, Uncharted3, Metal Gear Rising, Battlefield 3,Hitman Absolution, Far Cry3, Guacamelee, Red Dead Redemption, Ac3, Remember Me...and so on.. It isn't even fair ! heh

And 1 year from now, i will have 20/30+ Ps4 games ready to fire when i buy the new console, after Persona 5.

I Think that this Playstation plus model is one of the best things that ever happened to the gamming community.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Garm31 I know man I'm not fond of it either especially with experience on Xbox live and the vast majority of games had no dedicated servers. Gotta love getting dropeed in the middle of a frantic match because someone had to go poop.

Garm31
Garm31

@AzureBonds76 @Garm31 It not the money. It's the fact that you have to pay to play online. The PC has no such restrictions. I wouldn't please them to pay it.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

@Garm31 Garm the 5 bucks a month isn't that bad. The free games program is enough incentive for me to not feel so bad about it. I understand why a lot of PC gamers don't dig it, but all-in-all the free games make it easier to swallow. I know PS3 users in the EU got amazing games every month.

Garm31
Garm31

@FkzAz Ps3 is the best of the last gen consoles. It had amazing exclusives and free online. Unfortunately the free online on next gen is gone. It's now pay walled. So I have no interest, until MGS V, God of War 4 or Uncharted 4 comes. And that won't be for a few years yet.

danbodamnit
danbodamnit

Yea i couldnt give two shits about graphics, or i would have bought a ps4. I like the comfort and ease of play on my consoles

FkzAz
FkzAz

@Garm31 @danbodamnit Consoles are there to play games, put the disc start to play. I play more on my PC then my PS3, just beacuse of freinds on TS, Dota, Sc2, MMo's bla bla.

But i still enjoy far more playing on my PS3. Ye i have better graphics on the PC, bla bla bla, but i can play on my bed with my PS3, and thats a killer fact.

And don't forget PS Plus. FREE GAMES ! 

Give me TeamSpeak on Playstation and the ratio of Pc vs Ps will drasticaly change.